Michael Bay wants to scare you "Half to Death"

Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes, which has recently realized they can make crappy original movies just as much as they can make crappy remakes of horror films and toy commercials — I mean animated children’s shows — will begin production this August on the thriller “Half to Death.” To quote Morrissey, stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

A young college freshman named Teresa is troubled by when she discovers she is living the same day over and over again, one that starts out innocently enough but always ends with her brutal murder by an unknown attacker. Could the murdered be her boyfriend Gregory, who is also sleeping with Teresa’s roommate Lori? Or could it be Lori, who is ferociously envious that Gregory might like Teresa more? Maybe it is one of Teresa’s classmates, unable to get her attention? Perhaps one of her professors, who cannot consummate their passion for their top student? Or perhaps it’s some secret Skull & Bones-type society, who picked Teresa for no good reason to be their ritualistic sacrificer It’s like “Single White Female” meets “Groundhog’s Day” meets “Captivity,” and certain to be just as terrifying.

Finnish video director Antti Jokinen will make his feature directing debut, from a screenplay by one-time Buffy comic book writer Scott Lobdell. Look for the film in theatres sometime in 2008.

The Scorecard

Producers: John Baldecchi, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Angela Mancuso

Director: Antii Jokinen

Screenwriter: Scott Lobdell

Production Start Date: August 2007

Location: Canada

Production Company: Platinum Dunes and Rogue Pictures

Distributor: Rogue Pictures